Canon GL1 Camcorder - Black/Silver
Mouseover to zoom or click to see larger image

Canon GL1 Camcorder - Black/Silver

Out of stock  |  Similar in Camcorders
  • Media Format: Mini DV
  • Resolution: 0.3 MP
  • Recording System: NTSC
  • Digital Zoom: 100X
  • Type: Standard
  • Optical Zoom: 20X
See more features
Ask Friends for feedback

Canon GL1 Camcorder - Black/Silver

High performance comes second nature to the Canon GL1. Whether your application is event videography, film making, shooting for the Web, or simply capturing family memories, the GL1 adapts to your lifestyle, producing studio-quality results every time. The power is in your hands. Full manual control allows you to call the shots, for unsurpassed flexibility. Form and function are successfully blended to create a camcorder that is simple to operate, yet capable of dazzling any audience.

Product Review Summary

Based on 28 user reviews
89% recommend this product
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Consumer Reviews


Do Not Buy This Camera or Any Canon

bypaytontremaine Jul 30, 2003
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Very sharp images when it works
Cons No durability or reliability
Recommended it? No

We were among the first to purchase the GL-1. I had to drive to NJ from my home in Maryland. It took Circuit City 3 weeks to have the unit sent to my home, literally the day we were leaving for vacation. After carefully reviewing the manual, my adult son and I [mom] were thrilled to enjoy the... Read full review »


Be a movie maker!

bywilkera1 May 22, 2003
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Makes recording fun, easy and professional.
Cons I can't use it enough!
Recommended it? Yes

If you are looking to simply capture those precious moments in life or want to make broadcast quality productions, this is the camera for you.

I obtained this camera because I wanted to be able to digitally edit what I filmed directly from my camera. The GL 1 plugs into your computer via... Read full review »


GL1 Vs GL2

bywbuddy1065 Oct 7, 2002
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Vivid color and sturdy housing.
Cons Not as sharp as VX2000 or Canon GL2
Recommended it? Yes

Image Quality:
Before we begin, let us check out the captured video frames on my web page, which directly compares the GL1 image to the Canon GL2.
Take your time; I can wait...

You can see for yourself the rich color of... Read full review »

Read All Reviews »

Product Details and Features


Night Mode Yes
Color Black/Silver
Shooting Modes Digital Photo Mode • Frame Movie Mode


Effective Video Resolution 0.2 MP

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C


Battery Description 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1500 mAh ( included )
Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific


Connector Types 1 x Control-L (LANC)


Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Microphone Type Microphone - detachable - electret condenser - stereo


Display Type LCD
Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color
Display Rotation Rotating


Depth 10.7 in.
Width 4.6 in.
Height 5.31 in.


Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.55"
Viewfinder Type LCD

Camera Flash

Flash Type None


Exposure Metering Center-Weighted
Min Illumination 6 lux
Max Shutter Speed 1/15000 sec
Exposure Modes Automatic • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec

Lens System

Lens Type Zoom lens
Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Lens Filter Size 58 mm
Focal Length Range 4.2mm - 84mm
Lens System Features Fluorite Glass • Aspherical Lens
Lens Construction 10 group(s) / 12 element(s)
Focus Adjustment Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Type 3CCD
Sensor Size 1/4"
Optical Sensor Qty 3

Key Features

Media Format Mini DV
Resolution 0.3 MP
Recording System NTSC
Digital Zoom 100X
Type Standard
Optical Zoom 20X
Storage Type Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Weight 41.6 Oz.

Product Identifiers

UPC 013803605938
Model GL1

Prices are provided by the merchants. We assume no responsibility for accuracy of price information provided by merchants. Please alert us to any pricing discrepancies and we will alert the merchant. Sales taxes are estimated at the zip code level. Shipping costs are estimates. Please check store for exact shipping costs. To learn more about why certain stores are listed on the site, click here

Product specifications are obtained from third parties, and while we make every effort to assure the accuracy of product information, we do not assume any liability for inaccuracies. Store ratings and product reviews are written and submitted by online shoppers to assist you as you shop. They do not reflect our opinions. We take no responsibility for the content of ratings and reviews submitted by users.

Copyright © 2000-2016 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved